St. Louisans head to D.C. for Civil Rights March Anniversary

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(KTVI) - Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a massive Civil Rights march on Washington, D.C.

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will once again march in our nation's capitol.  The march is Saturday, but thousands are leaving from cities like St. Louis all over the country.

In August 1963, about 250,000 marched in Washington, D.C.   The march helped the eventual signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

There will be commemoration events in St. Louis.  In Kiener Plaza, there will be a recitation of the "I Have A Dream" speech. That will start at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

There will be a march to Christ Church Cathedral at 10:45 a.m., then a special program begins inside the Cathedral at 11:00 a.m.